|MS Dhoni's men put to test in Sri Lanka series|
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men will face their 2012 world cup rivals Sri Lanka on the 22nd of July, 2012 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International stadium after getting a much needed rest.
The tour becomes all the more important as team India has be hit by two bad overseas performances in tests and also failing to qualify for the finals of the Asia Cup losing to Bangladesh in March.
From here on India have a tight schedule hosting New Zealand, England, Pakistan and Australia. India will look forward to get some support from the comeback stars Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan.
Sachin Tendulkar has opted out of the tour in order to spend time with his family. Mahela Jayawardene and his men are confident after winning both test and one-day series against visitors Pakistan.
Sri Lanka's squad includes left-arm spinner Ranagana Herath and new fast bowler Isuru Udana in their squad. The first and the second one-day matches will be held in Hambantota. Third and fourth ODI will be played in Colombo's Premadasa stadium while the fifth and final ODI will be played at Pallekele stadium near Kandy.
A lone Twenty20match will be played at Pallekele stadium on the 7th of August.